International Royalties

BMI has reciprocal agreements with performing rights organizations (PROs) throughout the world that allow those PROs to license your works and collect fees on your behalf when your music is performed outside of the United States. The foreign PROs calculate payments to BMI composers, songwriters and publishers in accordance with their own distribution rules and remit royalty payments to BMI for those songwriters, composers and publishers listed in an international index as being affiliated with BMI or whose works have been reported by BMI to the foreign PROs. International royalties are distributed quarterly by BMI after the deduction of an administrative fee, which is currently 3.6%, but which is subject to change at any time.

Although BMI has an extensive international royalty tracking system, we always welcome information from you regarding foreign translations of song titles, film and TV show titles, and details regarding foreign sub-publishing agreements. You should send this information to BMI International Administration at 10 Music Square East, Nashville TN 37203 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), and the information will be noted in our database for tracking purposes.